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11-26

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Fantasy Team Preview: Baltimore Orioles
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Craig Goldstein

11-07

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Pitching Backward: Perfect Hindsight and Bullpen Mismanagement
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Jeff Long

11-05

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Pebble Hunting: Nelson Cruz is Same, Different
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Sam Miller

10-30

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Nelson Cruz
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Mark Anderson

10-21

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The BP Wayback Machine: Fourteen Years of Brian Roberts
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BP Prospect Staff

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: The Unconventional Path: ALCS Game 4
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Sahadev Sharma

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Four Previews
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Sahadev Sharma and R.J. Anderson

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: Every Choice Ned Yost Must Make: ALCS Game 3
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Sam Miller

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Three Previews
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Sahadev Sharma and Doug Thorburn

10-10

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Pitching Backward: The Not-So-Sudden Breakout of October's Best Lefty Reliever
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Jeff Long

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Series Preview: Royals vs. Orioles
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Sam Miller

10-07

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Prospectus Feature: The Great Octoberness Rankings
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Miles Wray

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: Quartet of Consequence: The Four Plays That Keyed An ALDS Sweep
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R.J. Anderson

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Two Recap: Orioles 7, Tigers 6
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Jeff Quinton

10-02

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Orioles vs. Tigers
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R.J. Anderson

09-18

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Painting the Black: The Plightin' Showalters
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R.J. Anderson

09-03

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Transaction Analysis: The ReCall-Ups
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Sam Miller

09-02

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Transaction Analysis: Bo Gone
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Mark Anderson

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Give the Red Sox Your Tired and Your Poor But Do Not Give Them Your Prospects
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Sam Miller

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Andrew Miller Goes to Baltimore
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and J.P. Breen

07-22

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What You Need to Know: Boston Gives 'Em A Little Thumpin' Thumpin'
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Daniel Rathman

07-21

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The Weekend Shift
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Chris Mosch

07-01

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BP Top 50
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Nick J. Faleris, Chris Mellen and Jordan Gorosh

06-09

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/9
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Daniel Rathman

05-29

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Transaction Analysis: No Way, Jose
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R.J. Anderson

05-12

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Transaction Analysis: Call Milone
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R.J. Anderson

03-25

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Prospectus Preview: AL East 2014 Preseason Preview
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Andrew Koo and Zachary Levine

03-14

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Going Yard: The Many Swings of Chris Davis
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Ryan Parker

03-10

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Notes from the Field: Spring Notes
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-07

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Painting the Black: Spring Flings
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R.J. Anderson

02-24

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Transaction Analysis: Qualifying Offer Helps Orioles, Hurts Nelson Cruz
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Ben Lindbergh and R.J. Anderson

02-19

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Transaction Analysis: Orioles Embrace Ubaldo's Upside
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Sam Miller and Mike Gianella

02-17

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Rumor Roundup: The Team That Cried Free Agent
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Daniel Rathman

02-17

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Transaction Analysis: Choosing the Brave Life
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R.J. Anderson

02-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 385: 2014 Season Preview Series: Baltimore Orioles
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

02-12

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Overthinking It: Where the Remaining Free Agents Would Matter the Most
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Ben Lindbergh

02-10

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Rumor Roundup: Plenty of Arms Available
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Daniel Rathman

01-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 375: Peter Angelos and the Orioles' Fearsome Physicals
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-30

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Rumor Roundup: Orioles Adding Arms?
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Daniel Rathman

01-24

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Transaction Analysis: Balfour Got Back
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R.J. Anderson and Alex Kantecki

01-21

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Transaction Analysis: The Mark of the Reynolds
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

01-15

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Transaction Analysis: The Youngian Thing
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R.J. Anderson

12-18

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Transaction Analysis: Musical Closers
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Sam Miller and Bret Sayre

12-11

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Fantasy Team Preview: Baltimore Orioles
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Paul Sporer

12-11

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Baltimore Orioles Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

11-21

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Transaction Analysis: Four Teams Bet on Bouncebacks
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Ben Lindbergh and Craig Goldstein

11-19

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Transaction Analysis: Hudson's Bay
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R.J. Anderson, Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella

11-18

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Rumor Roundup: Veteran Help Wanted
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Daniel Rathman

11-06

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One Move: American League East
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Ben Carsley

09-24

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What You Need to Know: Monday in Playoff Implications
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Daniel Rathman

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November 26, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Baltimore Orioles

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Craig Goldstein

Come for the bats, stay for Zach Britton and back-end fantasy arms.

The Orioles racked up 96 wins—good for second place in the AL—and a trip to the ALCS behind a solid offense, a strong core of starting pitchers and one of the better bullpens in baseball, allowing the third fewest runs in the American League. Their lineup is full of fantasy stars, with Adam Jones anchoring the team and current free agent Nelson Cruz leading the league in home runs. Add in Manny Machado’s tantalizing upside, Chris Davis’ bounce-back potential, and J.J. Hardy’s contributions from the offense-bereft shortstop position and there is a wealth of options to be had here. The O’s only managed to rank sixth in the AL in runs scored, but their offense is where people will look first for impact talent.

Pitching is a bit of a different story, as no one on their staff merits a high-round pick, though there is a lot of depth. Closer Zach Britton is the closest thing to an impact fantasy arm they have right now, but the rotation is a Kevin Gausman breakout or Dylan Bundy promotion away from an impact starter. Chris Tillman, Bud Norris, and Wei-Yin Chen provide solid numbers to go with bulk innings, but none profiles toward the top of any fantasy rotation. Let’s take a deeper dive into the Orioles fantasy prospects below.

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November 7, 2014 6:00 am

Pitching Backward: Perfect Hindsight and Bullpen Mismanagement

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Jeff Long

Which managers stood out for their ability to get their best pitchers in the biggest situations this year?

Remember that time when Buck Showalter was being lauded as an on-field tactician far superious to his opponents in the ALDS and ALCS? I do. Much of that praise was heaped on Showalter for his deft use of his bullpen, putting guys like Andrew Miller, Kevin Gausman, Darren O’Day, and Zach Britton in high-leverage spots. Before we go anointing Buck the bullpen whisperer, we should take a look at this:

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November 5, 2014 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Nelson Cruz is Same, Different

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Sam Miller

Nelson Cruz wants what he wanted last year, and might get it, and might not.

Hello, old friend.

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"Near-elite raw power"

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Charting Brian Roberts' rise and fall with a trip through the BP archives.

You might never cheer for a team with a second baseman better than Brian Roberts was in 2005. His career ends on a sadder note, a half-decade ruined by injuries. In honor of his career, we're reprinting all 14 comments written about him for the BP Annual, from the first in 2001 ("after having surgery to remove bone chips in his elbow") through last winter's ("myriad injuries have limited..."). Enjoy.

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October 16, 2014 12:52 am

Playoff Prospectus: The Unconventional Path: ALCS Game 4

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Sahadev Sharma

The Royals have benefited from a touch of luck during their magical run to the World Series, but that doesn't change the fact that they're loaded with talent.

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October 15, 2014 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Four Previews

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Sahadev Sharma and R.J. Anderson

The Royals go for the sweep while the Giants attempt to take a commanding 3-1 lead in two series that have certainly not lacked in drama.

It may be an evenly matched series with games going down to final few at-bats, but that doesn't change the fact that the Royals have a commanding 3-0 lead are looking to finish off the sweep at home on Wednesday afternoon.

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October 15, 2014 2:03 am

Playoff Prospectus: Every Choice Ned Yost Must Make: ALCS Game 3

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Sam Miller

A look at one game in the life of the Royals' supposed weak spot.

Recap: The Orioles jumped ahead but only by a run, Jeremy Guthrie was better than expected, the Royals erased the lead in the middle innings, jumped out ahead in the sixth, their defense and bullpen shut things down from the seventh on, and the Royals are up three games to none. In a postgame press conference, Guthrie took to wearing a taunting shirt based on the worst, I mean really the worst pop song of the year. He can get away with it because the Royals are about to go to the World Series and everybody except the Orioles and a few Angels fans is happy about it. Considering it was a 2-1 game in an LCS, it wasn’t all that interesting of a game. Lorenzo Cain made a nice catch. Mike Moustakas made a nice catch. Some more people on Twitter made Wil Myers jokes. Home sweep home, how sweep it is, ain't glove the sweepest thing, from the outhouse to the penthouse sweep. That’s the recap. Forgive me if I’m not inspired to do more, strict-recapwise.

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October 14, 2014 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Three Previews

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Sahadev Sharma and Doug Thorburn

Down two games to none, the Orioles are given the slightest of edges on the road with their offense hoping to take advantage of the Royals Game Three starter.

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The emergence of Andrew Miller was a slow burn that happened right in front of us. How much should we have seen coming?

Where the Tigers and Dodgers and Nationals and A's have failed this offseason, the Orioles haven't, and won't, because their manager can call for Andrew Miller. The 2014 postseason has been a tragic and entertaining reminder that bullpens are in fact important, and that elite bullpens—or at least bullpens that perform elitely—can cover for other deficiencies on a roster. Miller has arguably been the best reliever so far this postseason, which shouldn’t come as a surprise unless you opted to not watch any baseball over the previous seven months.

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October 10, 2014 12:15 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Series Preview: Royals vs. Orioles

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Sam Miller

The Fightin' Showalters against the Yosts with the Mosts.

Since 2000, only one AL team has won fewer games than the Baltimore Orioles. Think you can guess who that team is? Answer at the bottom of th-- nah, just kidding, you know who it is. So here they are in the ALCS, and one will go to the World Series. No team in this century plays like the Royals do, so any matchup will be an odd pairing, but this one in particular pits two teams with different philosophies, different strategies, different offensive approaches, different men at the helm. Except neither team draws any walks. Admit it: That's not the worst thing in the world at a time of the season when games start pushing four hours for no good reason at all. Here's how the showdown shapes up:

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What makes a moment slow-motionable? What makes a moment made for soft focus and sepia? What will make you cry this month? It's complicated.

Throughout the playoffs, sportswritin' fella Miles Wray will be writing for us about the production of postseason baseball. What Miles takes that vague phrase to mean will be as much of a surprise to me as it will be to you. Here’s his first piece.

Allow me to propose a new term for the baseball lexicon: Octoberness. Noun. Used in a sentence: “Derek Jeter joyously dogpiling with Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, and Bernie Williams sure is peak Octoberness.

Octoberness, along with all of playoff baseball, is something just slightly separate from regular baseball; not necessarily better or worse so much as easier to recall, easier to retell, easier to manipulate. Regular baseball is feeling your arms sunburn as the losing manager slowly strolls out to pull another reliever in an 8-2 game. Octoberness is David Ortiz launching a ball over the Monstah at midnight, his breath misting in the air as he rounds the bases. Regular baseball is Aramis Ramirez. Octoberness is David Freese.

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